Feastly Teams Up With Local Businesses To Pay Homage To The Gran Artista With A Festive Dinner Party On July 6th
Portland, Ore. (June 13, 2018) – Feastly, the experiential dining platform connecting diners and chefs for pop-up style meals, is teaming up with Cargo, Leah Jorgensen Cellars and Chefs Hector Guerrero and Elizabeth Baena of Chuparrosa Supperclub to celebrate the birthday of renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo with a food and music-filled fiesta on Friday, July 8th. Proceeds from the event will be donated to ¡Salud!, a local non-profit that provides health care services and outreach to Oregon vineyard workers and their families.
Frida Kahlo’s style of cooking and entertaining was as vibrant and colorful as her painting. This unique event aims to recreate her famous dinner parties otherwise known as días de los manteles largos which translates to “the days of the long table cloths”. Cargo, with its vibrant collection of eclectic goods sourced from around the world, provides the perfect setting for the event which will be accompanied by music from mariachi singer and guitarist Edna Vazquez.
The event’s food and libations will also reflect Frida’s personal style and preferences. Wines will be sponsored by Leah Jorgensen, owner and winemaker at Leah Jorgensen Cellars, who was recently named among “15 Women in Wine To Watch” by Food & Wine. Mezcal tastings and mixed drinks will be provided by Mezcales de Leyenda during the cocktail hour (6:30-7:30pm). Lastly, the food – which includes an assortment of hors d’oeuvres like fresh ceviche and mini street sandwiches with chicharrones and salsa martajada in addition to a four-course dinner – will be prepared by Chuparrosa Supperclub, a husband and wife duo who recently relocated to Portland from Oaxaca.
“Our work is based on the deep spirit and colorful culture and cuisine of Mexico, which Frida Kahlo embodies in every way,” says Elizabeth and Hector, owners of Chuparrosa Supperclub. “Not only is she the essence of Mexico, her deep rooted devotion to the fight for social justice has drawn us to her for as long as we can remember. Her art and creativity as a tool for expression and healing, her love for creating beautiful spaces, fiestas and meals, and her personal adornment and expression are all layers and aspects that have always resonated deeply with us.”
Tickets to the dinner are $160 per person and can be purchased via Feastly. Tickets include all food, drinks and entertainment for both the cocktail hour (6:30pm-7:30pm) and the dinner (7:30pm-9:30pm).
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